OtherGround Forums 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs thread

8/7/20 10:27 PM
4/6/19
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TO pops one and Tavaras pops a second with just over 3min left... lolz.. insanity

8/7/20 10:28 PM
4/18/01
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Well shit lol
8/7/20 10:32 PM
4/6/19
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and they tie it up!

 

is columbus the 2013 leafs v boston?

8/7/20 10:33 PM
11/19/06
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Crazy comeback. Three goals in three minutes to save the season.

8/7/20 10:45 PM
7/8/02
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Wow I’m sitting here sulking about the oilers game trying to decide if I should watch the leafs. Damnit, sounds like I missed something special.

8/7/20 11:09 PM
3/23/06
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Hell yeah what a COMEBACK by Toronto!!! Holy shit!!!!

They were down 0-3 with less than 4 minutes in the game.  They came back and tied it with empty net!  Then won it in overtime!!!! 

8/7/20 11:10 PM
4/6/19
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always a good day to see torts fuck it up... 

8/7/20 11:11 PM
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8/7/20 11:11 PM
4/18/01
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Feels bad man
8/7/20 11:12 PM
3/23/06
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Vancouver vs Minnesota live right now on NBCSN! 

8/7/20 11:21 PM
10/11/09
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Well then. 

8/7/20 11:32 PM
10/5/11
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I can't believe the leafs came back. I put my phone down and assumed it was all over. Some pretty big upsets in the qualifiers. I'd be losing my ass if I was betting right now. 

8/8/20 12:36 AM
2/24/11
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Glorious to see the Oilers fail again. What a shitty team despite having McDavid and Draisaitl 

8/8/20 12:37 AM
4/6/19
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soreshins -

Glorious to see the Oilers fail again. What a shitty team despite having McDavid and Draisaitl 

fuk. nurse, nugent-h

 

what the fuck is wrong with them? management

8/8/20 1:14 AM
7/8/02
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Wayne Glamcock -
soreshins -

Glorious to see the Oilers fail again. What a shitty team despite having McDavid and Draisaitl 

fuk. nurse, nugent-h

 

what the fuck is wrong with them? management

At this point who knows. 1 more #1 pick is all they need.

It’s a 5 game series. Shit happens. Look at how many upsets there were back in the early 80’s when 5 round series were a thing. Add in the fact that these should technically be preseason games and anything can happen. Chicago came to play.

I’m going to go on a rant here. Draisaitl is probably going to win MVP and the Outstanding player award, but everyone knows McDavid drives the team. He can do it on his own and sometimes it feels like his teammates are cool with sitting back and watching. The fact McDavid can play with plugs and still draw the first pairing D is such a ridiculous advantage for the rest of the team. Meanwhile Draisaitl can play with the best wingers and get the second pairing D and become the league MVP.


Draisaitl/Nugent Hopkins/Yamamoto was the hottest line in hockey the last 20 games and they don’t have to play the top Defensemen.
Huge advantage right??

Fucking nopers. Tippett inexplicably breaks up the line for the playoffs. Decides to put them back together for the last 7 minutes of the series and they create about six ridiculous chances.

None of that explains the last 20 years of suck. Having said all that. I’m about the least optimistic Oiler fan you’ll ever meet (most are completely delusional. I honestly haven’t expected them to make the playoffs every year for the last 10) yet I feel really good about the next 2-5 years. Management is the best it’s been since the 80’s and they actually have a decent prospect group now. May not win the cup, but they’ll be a perennial top 4 team in the west for a while.

8/8/20 1:32 AM
2/25/15
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What a fucking game.

 

What a fucking series.

 

OT time. Nucks vs Wild.

8/8/20 2:04 AM
12/31/18
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RosieODonnellsQueef -

What a fucking game.

 

What a fucking series.

 

OT time. Nucks vs Wild.

Series was Asweomse! I wanted to see it go 5 because of how good series it was 

8/8/20 2:07 AM
12/31/18
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This seeding is way better then current nhl playoff bracket format. The nhl switched it 7 years ago holding to the idea their would be more “rivalries” with divisions seeing each other more each playoff, but to me it has become repetitive. I like seeing central and pacific teams playing more of each other in the opening round, as well as metro and Atlantic. 

8/8/20 2:10 AM
4/6/19
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Jason Watts -

This seeding is way better then current nhl playoff bracket format. The nhl switched it 7 years ago holding to the idea their would be more “rivalries” with divisions seeing each other more each playoff, but to me it has become repetitive. I like seeing central and pacific teams playing more of each other in the opening round, as well as metro and Atlantic. 

haven't fully thought it through but from a basic stanpoint agree on the concept... seems most fair. hate all comers anyway

Edited: 8/8/20 3:14 AM
2/25/15
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Pretty for both teams to take the gloves off and shake hands, after an absolutely awesome series. If they catch backlash from Karen’s or the NHL, who gives a fuck. 
 

That series deserved a few handshakes.

8/8/20 3:13 AM
4/6/19
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RosieODonnellsQueef -

Pretty for both teams to take the gloves off and shake hands, after an absolutely awesome series. If they catch backlash from Karen’s or the NHL, who gives a fuck. 
 

That series deserved a few handshakes.

damn straight

8/8/20 3:14 AM
3/23/06
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WHAT GREAT GAMES TODAY!!!
8/8/20 3:16 AM
3/23/06
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Jason Watts -

This seeding is way better then current nhl playoff bracket format. The nhl switched it 7 years ago holding to the idea their would be more “rivalries” with divisions seeing each other more each playoff, but to me it has become repetitive. I like seeing central and pacific teams playing more of each other in the opening round, as well as metro and Atlantic. 

That’s why I love this playoff format!  I got so tired of seeing Boston vs Toronto and Capitals vs Penguins.  

This playoff format is very refreshing!!

8/8/20 3:21 AM
3/23/06
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Thai Dye -

I can't believe the leafs came back. I put my phone down and assumed it was all over. Some pretty big upsets in the qualifiers. I'd be losing my ass if I was betting right now. 

Dude I know you love to bet,  I would stay away right now cause it’s so unpredictable!  Maybe wait until official round 1 begins or even round 2.

8/8/20 8:47 AM
10/10/05
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I love that we are basically getting 2 first rounds of playoff hockey with games nearly all the time... Love it